Jim Johnson is a KCBS master barbecue teacher, and highly decorated barbecue pitmaster, having won 76 Grand Championships during his 28-year competition career. Jim has finished first in every category at four Memphis in in May contests on four occasions, and has finished in the top ten nine times. Jim has also been crowned the Whole Hog World Champion at the prestigious Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational.

Jim is a regular on TV and radio, and has acted as an ambassador for Kraft Foods, Big Green Egg and a range of other products. Most recently, Jim was featured in SBS Australia’s Food Safari Fire with Maeve O’Meara.

Jim regularly teaches students across North America and Europe on a variety of barbecue topics ranging from the basics and barbecue essentials, to the tips and tricks of cooking competition-grade barbecue. Jim and his wife Becky are part of the KCBS International Outreach team.